There is a covid-19 outbreak at the White House. But Trump ignores it and Pence refuses to isolate himself
In the past few days, positive cases of covid-19 have been recorded in three senior health officials, all of whom are part of the White House task force to combat the new coronavirus, on the vice president’s spokesman and on one of the military personnel who parks the cars at the president’s residence and who had been in contact with him.
“It’s scary to go to work,” Kevin Hassett, one of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers, told CBS on Sunday. The outburst comes after three health officials, all of whom are members of the task force that is working with the US administration to respond to the new coronavirus have tested positive. But they were not the only ones: in the last week also one of the soldiers who works in the White House to park the cars, and had been in contact with the president, saw the infection with covid-19 confirmed, as happened with the vice spokesperson. President Mike Pence.
But even this outbreak of the disease in the middle of the White House does not seem sufficient to deflect Trump from his goal: to reopen the country as soon as possible, to save the economy. Or to convince Vice President Pence to stay in isolation preventively after spokeswoman Katie Miller tested positive.
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